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defiantly suggesting just getting a powerful headphone amp... maybe there are tubes in your future?
i think every headphone audiophile owns a tube amp at one time in their life. lol
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Hi guys, I am looking to bi-wire my speakers like this: http://www.stickyrice.net/hifi/biwire-3.gif. My current cables are all fraying at the ends, I was wondering whether ordering two of these: http://www.avland.co.uk/qed/originalbw/index.htm will be all I need or do I need to order anything else?
    
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Hi guys, I am looking to bi-wire my speakers like this: http://www.stickyrice.net/hifi/biwire-3.gif. My current cables are all fraying at the ends, I was wondering whether ordering two of these: http://www.avland.co.uk/qed/originalbw/index.htm will be all I need or do I need to order anything else?
If you're just concerned with the fraying, you could simply grab banana plugs for your existing wire if you like it well enough.
http://www.avland.co.uk/avland/banana/banana.htm

I am assuming that you would be using the A and B outputs on your amp if you went with the cable linked above?
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Hi guys, I am looking to bi-wire my speakers like this: http://www.stickyrice.net/hifi/biwire-3.gif. My current cables are all fraying at the ends, I was wondering whether ordering two of these: http://www.avland.co.uk/qed/originalbw/index.htm will be all I need or do I need to order anything else?
there really isn't any gain for bi-wiring, bi-amping is a different story.

My recomendation... get some Canare or Mogmai quad speaker cable. And then split them at one end but not the other. 4 wires together, so on one end you can have 2 pos and 2 neg, and on the amp side you can put them together.
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post #5375 of 37823
I have to bi-wire as I have 4 ports on the speakers and have lost the little metal links between them, at least I think. My current cable is pretty poor and doesn't really work (the left speaker only outputs highs or something like that). I was eithert going to go for the cable I linked or some van den hul skytrack . What are the orange bits on it though? Confuses me.
    
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I'd guess the orange bits are copper.

You have Elac's, right? I would give them a call, surely they have a bridge they can send you so you don't have to screw with expensive bi wire cables.
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post #5377 of 37823
the orange is actually the conductor

I would personally go with something like this:
http://www.redco.com/shopexd.asp?id=546

or the more expensive Mogami version.

Just connect two conductors together on one end and leave them separate on the other end. You can do this very easily yourself.
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I would side with Soloz... and I can claim the prestige of mogami, I used their quadstar twisted pair in my mini - mini IC... great quality stuff
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I haven't tried their speaker cable, but I have found that I prefer their analog cables to Canare. I actually decided I wasn't going to sell Canare any longer, not because it's not a good sounding cable, but Mogami is just that much better and doesn't cost me much more. I have a whole bunch of Canare quad that I need to figure out what to do with... lol
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An interesting new review of the Havana DAC:

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazin...abs_havana.htm

This was authored by the same guy who did the Paradisea/Constantine review at EnjoytheMusic.

The sub heading of his review is sure to piss a few folks off ...

Can't comment, myself, ... but I did find his comments on the Havana vs. the Paradisea to be very very accurate.
    
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